Only the Hand – A Solo Animation Performance by Pierre Hebert
Only the Hand (in English, French & Ojibway)
Friday, October 30 at 7 PM
Winnipeg Film Group Studio
3rd floor in the Artspace Building, 100 Arthur
(same building as the Winnipeg Cinematheque)
Legendary pioneer Quebec animator Pierre Hebert will give a live projected animation performance of two separate animated works: the incredibly imaginative Only the Hand which he has performed around the world and the premiere of his brand new work Animation Exercises. Hebert works with dry erase markers on a small light table (a process of constantly drawing and erasing). Through this process Hebert will animate the sentence “Only the hand that erases can write the true thing,” which is then projected into three separate images in the language of Ojibway, French and English.
Hebert travels around the world giving performances of this work translated into the languages of each region he visits. Only the Hand features a soundtrack by Vancouver based composer and musician Stefan Smulovitz. Pierre’s second performance Animation Exercises, which features a soundtrack by San Francisco based composer and musician Bob Ostertag.